This gauge is incorrect, but as Stephen pointed out, if you are even contemplating this run you will have to be there in the rain because it goes up and down so fast. Contrary to Four Mile run, I would suggest Difficult Run as a more appropriate gauge for all VA side Potomac creeks in the DC area; looking for exceptionally high water.
In my defense I haven't spent the time to figure out how to change the gauge listing sense I put it up incorrectly.
The river gauge reference is wrong. The Spout Run that has the gauge is not the Spout Run along Spout Run Parkway, but rather way out near WV. The only river gauge that is even marginally useful would be Fourmile Run. You'd want at least 1000 - 1500 cfs on that, but of course you normally would not have the time to wait to get that reading.
I fixed the incorrect Dead run gauge, the one shown is the correct one.
Mostly visual, minimum flows are around 50 cfs. It can be run as high as you can catch it. The run significantly changes in the higher flows, i.e. if it is close to or over its banks above the GW Parkway.
The gauge is for a nearby stream to give a rough idea if this one is running or not.
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